Some curative students of the University of Lagos, Akoka,
who were given menstrual flux contrary to their choices, have threatened to take the foundation to court if it fails to contrary its decision within seven days, starting from Wednesday, February 17.
They declared they had petitioned the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rahman Bello, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Senate Committee in successi~ Education, the National Universities Commission, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, among others, on the development, saying they wanted
favourable answer before the ultimatum elapsed.
The students had reportedly met the be current mark set by unilag for them to awaken to 200 level, but most of them
were not admitted into the College of Medicine in Idi-Araba without ceasing the grounds that the quota given to the exercise was not sufficient.
Some of the students and their parents forward Thursday protested against the development at PUNCH Place forward the
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, displaying placards, some of which read, “JAMB, NUC, please lay by our future, save our career, insure against our destiny, come to our assist,” “This scam must stay, we want our courses at the society of medicine”, “Prof. Rahman Bello, you are a Pharaoh, permit our children to cross to the promised guild.”
The petition, which was signed ~ dint of. the principal solicitor for the aggrieved students, Jiti Ogunye, make out in part, “We are solicitors to the students of the Faculty of Sciences in the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State.
“By their performances in their capital year course work and examinations, they met the requirements through having a
Cumulative Grade Point Average or cumulative score average of 50 in the groupings of menstrual flux for the Medicine
and Surgery, Medical Laboratory, Nursing, and Physiotherapy departments; and a 2.00 CGPA with respect to students in Pharmacology, Physiology and Radiography departments to advance to 200 level and first year in the unilag College of Medicine.”
The entreat stated further that the school had raised the requirements from 50 for cent and 2.0 CGPA to betwixt 2.5 and 4.11 CGPA subsequent to the students had met the first letter standards.
“We demand that the universal school rescind its decision by allowing our clients to catalogue for the various medical programmes in the College of Medicine and begin attendance of classes. If the universal school fails or refuses to accede to our exaction within seven days of the transmission of
this letter, we shall not be in suspense to initiate a legal action over ~ the University of Lagos in the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, in opposition to the judicial review of the administrative contest.”
One of the students, Emmanuel Adebiyi, who wanted to study remedy, said he could not settle toward pharmacology, which he was given ~ dint of. the school. He said, “I got 56, 58 and 72 in the three required menstrual discharge, but I could not advance to 200 equal elevation to further my education as a curative student. We are being denied our rights. We appealed to the President to lo into this. I was given Pharmacology, that I did not bargain for.”
A Medical Laboratory close examiner, Samuel Sodipe, said he was eventually offered Botany, “that I don’t like.”
Evelyn Ajisafe afore~ the decision of the school had caused “disorientation” of the pretending students, adding that they
could not study which they did not apply for.
“At the extreme point of my 100 level, I had 3.9 CGPA, which is above the 2.00 required through the school. I had already bought more materials for the college of drug. But when the list came audibly, 19 out of 49 students were selected. I was mixed those that met the requirements, on the contrary not shortlisted. The university said in that place was a specific quota which we were not told near to from the beginning. I want the train authorities to give us our erect courses. We are psychologically disturbed.”
One of the parents, who gave his stead simply as Otunba Afolabi, said the claim by the VC that the affected students failed “is a noisy lie.”
“I have been having restless nights since this issue started. The admonish is trying to destroy the wheel of fortune of these children. I wanted my daughter to study Agriculture, only she insisted
that she wanted nursing. She tried her most judicious and met the criteria – she had 60, 53 and 58. She had been receiving
lectures then the list came out and her christen was not there,” he added.
The unilag spokesperson, Toyin Adebule, could not be reached for comment as his thread rang out. A text message sent to his sensitive phone had yet to be replied to in the manner that of time of filing this description.
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